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  • Wish to convert from IPB - Doubts and Questions

    Hi All

    We have a fairly large IPB board and I wish to convert to vB for reasons I dont wish to share

    We have over 3000000 posts and over 250000 members. I have good reason to believe that vB can support such database with ease.

    Now the questions:
    • Is there a redirect (htaccess or otherwise) script available to seamlessly redirect users from Invision 3.xx structure to their "new" vB URLs? I cant lose any of the search engine traffic.
    • I read here that vB does not have dual username thingy that Invision has. IPB lets you chose a screen name and a login name. If this is indeed tru, I would like to por screen-names and NOT login-names. Possible?
    • Does vB also use MD5 hash for password storage? In which case, new passwords wont need to be generated for users. If not, does it auto-send all users their newly generated passwords after import?
    • I also read that there are Problems with QUOTE tag after import (Source)



    I might post more questions as I explore

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    Originally posted by chillax View Post
    Is there a redirect (htaccess or otherwise) script available to seamlessly redirect users from Invision 3.xx structure to their "new" vB URLs? I cant lose any of the search engine traffic.
    No, we don't provide this however you may get assistance from another user who has done something similar.

    Originally posted by chillax View Post
    I read here that vB does not have dual username thingy that Invision has. IPB lets you chose a screen name and a login name. If this is indeed tru, I would like to por screen-names and NOT login-names. Possible?
    The import brings over the username - anything different would require modifying the Impex code which we would not be able to support.

    Originally posted by chillax View Post
    Does vB also use MD5 hash for password storage? In which case, new passwords wont need to be generated for users. If not, does it auto-send all users their newly generated passwords after import?
    No, it doesn't send an email automatically however we provide you with sample text in the manual that you can use to mail all users from the AdminCP with a link for them to reset it.

    Originally posted by chillax View Post
    I also read that there are Problems with QUOTE tag after import (Source)
    There is a script that allows tags to be converted to the correct format for vBulletin. This is provided here:

    http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/impex_cleaner
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